Book: Walter Murch on film editing

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Film editing goes deep and few go deeper than Walter Murch. The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing by Michael Ondaatje is a rich exchange of thought and philosophy. Ondaatje wrote the English Patient and Murch edited the film. Murch is the sound and film editor who worked with Francis Ford Coppola on Apocalypse Now, edited the Godfather Trilogy, The Conversation, Cold Mountain and others.

Murch also wrote a great short book called In the Blink of an Eye. Fabulous philosophical thoughts on editing visual sequences, vignettes, narratives.

 

Dennis Dimick

Dennis Dimick served as executive environment editor at National Geographic magazine and was a picture editor at the National Geographic Society for more than 35 years until his retirement in December 2015. He guided a variety of major magazine projects including a special issue on global freshwater in April 2010, a 2011 series on global population, and the 2014 Future of Food series on global food security. Dimick co-organized the Aspen Environment Forum from 2008-2012, and continues to regularly present slide show lectures on global environmental issues. For 19 years he has been a faculty member of the Missouri Photo Workshop, and in 2013 received the Sprague Memorial Award from the National Press Photographers Association for outstanding service to photojournalism. He currently serves as a board member for the Society of Environmental Journalists. He grew up on an Oregon farm, and Dimick holds degrees in agriculture and agricultural journalism from Oregon State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.